Areas of Expertise
Areas of Expertise
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Boston, USA

People come in all shapes and sizes, but one thing unites us: we all struggle with who we are.

I support people during times of change and transition to accept themselves as they are. It is only by accepting ourselves as we are that we can embrace and accept all the curves life throws at us.

And when we can do that, we can bring about changes to live the lives we imagine for ourselves.


Certified Teacher--The College of New Jersey
Certified Health Coach--The Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Graduate Student--Lesley University

Experience and Distinctions

I am a certified teacher and have given talks at schools, colleges and universities all around the Greater Boston area.

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Expert Academy on LiL
2 Completed Sessions
Last Session:
Tue Apr 30 2013 at 01:45 pm EDT
Last Log-in:
Tue May 21 2013 at 07:54 pm EDT
On Learn It Live Since:
Tuesday Mar 6, 2012
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About Dillan DiGiovanni
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Melanie Avison is a proud, single mom of a derby dynamo who just got her drivers license. She's also a newly-credentialed yoga teacher, Institute for Integrative Nutrition student, voracious student of the world, vegetarian foodie, adventure seeker and lover of life. I had the privilege of working with Melanie last year when she came to me for some health coaching. We worked so well together, we had so much fun and she worked her butt off to make the changes she wanted and needed in her life. I have no words, really, for how much this woman has transformed her life as a result. But I don't need words, because she's going to tell you--herself. She's now currently a corporate program manager but designing a future devoted to heart work that will also pay the bills: Holistic health coach, yoga teacher, meditation guide. Join Melanie and me for an intimate and soul-filling conversation. She'll share her story about what led her me for health coaching, what she gleaned from our work and how she summoned the courage and tenacity to get where she is today!
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The Rev. Fay Octavia Elliott, MBA, MDiv is an incredible mentor of mine, and a dear friend. We met in New Jersey in 2003 and, in addition to getting me a job as a youth advisor that would forever alter the course of my life, she introduced me to Buddhism, and the great Tibetan Zen teacher/nun, Pema Chodron. 10 years later, my life is profoundly different. She moved from NJ to CO to study at the Boulder Shambhala Meditation Center and become ordained. She is currently a chaplain and continues to inspire and encourage everyone in her life with her insight and wisdom from her life experience. Join us for this intimate conversation as I gather more wisdom and courage from my dear and fearless friend.
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